- John Hajdu Heyer
(b Tarascon, nr Avignon, Jan 8, 1668; d Toulouse, Feb 5, 1705). French composer. The son of an illiterate labourer, Gilles enrolled on 6 May 1679 in the choir school of the Cathedral of St Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence. His teacher was Guillaume Poitevin, who also taught a number of Provence’s other most reputable composers, including Campra and Blanchard. In ...